The Obama administration’s recently released methane strategy is the latest step to address climate change, but additional action is required to reduce emissions of this powerful greenhouse gas.
Issue Brief Extreme weather events are on the rise and threaten American cities. Without investing in resilience programs, cities will be left with economic hardship.
Issue Brief The Renewable Fuel Standard is creating a market for cleaner-burning biofuels, which is necessary to reduce carbon pollution in the transportation sector and address the threat of climate change.
Issue Brief Increasing rates of recycling and composting, as well as incentivizing energy-from-waste facilities, would reduce our reliance on landfills and help lower greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States.
State lawmakers should not enact legislation written by ALEC and the Heartland Institute that repeals renewable energy standards.
With the more than 1 million homes made more energy efficient, the federal Weatherization Assistance Program is a proven success for families, the economy, and the environment.
Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss explain why the Strategic Energy Production Act is bad for Americans’ health and could raise prices due to increased oil and gas exports.
Matthew Kasper is a Research Assistant for the Energy Policy team at American Progress, focusing on the deployment of renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels and distributed generation. Matthew received his B.A. in political science from Butler University and focused his academic work on environmental justice and international environmental policies. Prior to joining American Progress, […]
Issue Brief Building the power infrastructure will enable growth and ultimately make our economy stronger, write Richard Caperton and Matt Kasper.
Some utilities and coal companies are complaining that EPA’s new pollution rules cost too much while they sit on more than enough money to comply, write Daniel J. Weiss and Matthew Kasper.
Kate Gordon, Matt Kasper, and Susan Lyon highlight the impressive growth of key clean energy sectors and the clean economy over the last seven years.
Sen. Susan Collins and 20 other senators return the favor to their polluting campaign contributors with a bill that imposes a moratorium on industry regulations, write Daniel J. Weiss and Matthew Kasper.